Full-Time Legislative Auditor
The Legislative Auditor for the Salt Lake County (SLCO) Council works under the authority and direction of the County Council. The Legislative Auditor conducts research, data collection, and performance audits of County funded or County operated programs. The auditor may also direct or oversee such research, data collection, and performance audits. This research will help determine, among other things, the effectiveness and efficiency of such programs, whether the programs help achieve policy goals as directed by the Council, and whether such programs operate in compliance with the Council’s legislative intent.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Policy, Economics, Business Administration or other closely related field plus three (3) years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
The ideal candidate should have experience working in a legislative setting; experience evaluating government funded programs; and/or an advanced degree in a relevant field.
Pursuant to Salt Lake County Ordinance (2.05.020), the duties of the Legislative Auditor include, but are not limited to, the following. The incumbent shall:
- Performs the functions, activities, and audit business of the SLCO Council.
- Conducts examinations, audits, analysis, and other functions in accordance with state statutes as well as County ordinances and policies.
- Assumes responsibility for conducting or supervising any and all audits, investigations, examinations, or other reviews approved by the Council, and clarify in writing, where necessary, the exact nature and scope of each legislative audit directive received from the Council and its Chair, and to complete these projects within the timeframe outlined by the Council, or in an otherwise timely manner.
- Coordinates and assists with the other County elected officials, agencies, and the Council’s central staff (which includes fiscal staff and legal counsel), efforts to achieve the timely and accurate completion of Council functions and responsibilities–including budget preparation and budgetary procedures and other written reports and analyses.
- Conducts performance, operational, program, and compliance audits as directed by the Council — to provide Council members in-depth and detailed information about specific programs and agencies to determine if the Council’s legislative intent is being met. If legislative intent is not being met, bring to the Council recommendations to ensure compliance with that intent.
- Performs special projects and studies as requested by the Council.